DIY Ribbon Trim Table Runner

Ribbon Trim Table Runner

This simple runner design will help brighten any kitchen or dining room table. It would also look great on a buffet! Designed by Suzannah of Create/Enjoy.

  • Time Required:1 Hour
  • Difficulty Level:Beginner
Print ProjectShop Ribbons Needed
  • Step 1: Cut or tear two pieces of fabric of even size. Suggested width: 14" wide.
  • Step 2: Sew the long seams right sides together.
  • Step 3: Press the seams to one side, from the inside and outside.
  • Step 4: Press flat. Fold the tube you've created so the seams are centered on the side edges, and press and pin flat.
  • Step 5: Topstitch about 1/4" (presser foot width) from the edge on both edges.
  • Step 6: Cut two pieces of Offray ribbon 2-3" longer than the unhemmed runner and remove the wires. I found it helps to stand on the bottom of the ribbon as you scrunch and pull!
  • Step 7: Position the Offray ribbon the desired distance from the edge and pin. Pin on the outer edge, with a few stabilizing pins on the inner edge to keep it on grain.
  • Step 8: Topstitch the outer edge, using your hand and the stabilizing pins to keep it flat.
  • Step 9: Turn ends under and press. Treat them as one piece and turn under 1/4" or so, then 3/4" or so and press and pin.
  • Step 10: Hem by machine or by hand.
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